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Higher Lane Up Holland


Circa 1900 Higher Lane, Up Holland
Photo: Maureen Ashurst
Views: 582
Item #: 32544
The boy in the trousers is Fred Sharrock and the other children are Nellie and Bert Hooton. Fred eventually bought the house from the Leigh-Pembertons. It was left to Nellie and Hilda Hooton following Fred's demise. It was sold on to Leslie Hooton, their younger brother.It is thought that the house was formerly named 'Cinnamon Cottage.

Comment by: MickLD on 21st June 2020 at 23:26

A wonderful photo, Maureen. I remember Hilda and Leslie Hooton well.

Comment by: fw on 22nd June 2020 at 02:27

A fading picture, soon close to torn,
so rich so special a gown be born,
a fading moment, but fathoms deep,
a jewelled hand we close to keep..

Comment by: whups on 22nd June 2020 at 11:45

why cant we enlarge them anymore ? .

Comment by: Harry Wharton on 22nd June 2020 at 12:45

You can enlarge them. Either hold CTRL and + or CTRL and turn the wheel on your mouse if you have one

Comment by: winnie on 22nd June 2020 at 14:05

Name: Fred Sharrock
Gender: Male
Marital status: Single
Birth Date: 9 Jan 1895
Residence Year: 1939
Address: 38 Higher Lane
Residence Place: Upholland, Lancashire, England
Occupation: Railway Clerk Household Members:
Sarah Ann Cross Unpaid domestic duties
Fred Sharrock Railway Clerk

Comment by: winnie on 22nd June 2020 at 14:46

Baptism: 3 Mar 1895 St Thomas the Martyr, Upholland, Lancashire, England
Fred Sharrock - [Child] of Edward Sharrock & Harriet
Born: 9 Jan 1895
Abode: Higher Lane
Occupation: Stonemason looks like he neverr lived with his parents he lived with his aunt Sarah A Cook

Comment by: MickLD on 22nd June 2020 at 17:51

Whups - if you are viewing pics on a laptop or desktop, you can also 'right click' on the picture, and then select 'View Image' from the drop down list that appears.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 22nd June 2020 at 19:20

I'm struggling here Mick. So, where - as a guide - does Tontine Road become a branched affair on reaching Upholland, please?

Comment by: Mick LD on 22nd June 2020 at 21:20

Philip - travel along Tontine Rd towards UpHolland from the Delph Tavern, and after about 300 yards the road forks.
The 'left fork' is Higher Lane, which leads to Alma Hill and Hall Green. The cottage in the photo is about 50 yards up Higher Lane on the left hand side.
The 'right fork' is Church St, leading to the parish church and the centre of UpHolland village.

Comment by: Mr X on 22nd June 2020 at 21:55

Higher Lane, I thought that is the road from Upholland to Parbold past Ashurst beacon, that starts as Mill Lane going uphill to Beacon Lane to Dalton church, and then downhill on Higher Lane to Parbold.

Comment by: Mick LD on 22nd June 2020 at 22:13

That's Higher Lane Dalton, Mr X.
We are discussing Higher Lane UpHolland - a completely different road.

Comment by: Dave on 22nd June 2020 at 22:23

CinnamonCottage would probably be correct as Higher Lane branches off Cinnamon Brow.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 22nd June 2020 at 22:39

"50 yards up Higher Lane ... ". Thanks Mick - the way arrived, as roses.

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